Federal Government Report Shows Shortcomings of Legal Aid Funding

An evaluation set out to examine what has happened as a result of the Criminal and Young Offender Legal Aid cost-sharing agreements with the provinces and to assess the extent to which national legal aid objectives have been furthered by these agreements. The evaluation, among other things, identifies lessons learned as the Government prepares to negotiate the next set of agreements and examined the evolving federal government context in which the updated federal-provincial legal aid programs will operate. The Evaluation of the Legal Aid Program (Link removed - No longer exists) is available on the Department of Justice website.